9 August 2011
Last updated at 12:14
Fires burned in several parts of London on Monday after violence and looting erupted on the city's streets for a third day running. Areas including Clapham Junction, Hackney, Peckham, Lewisham, Woolwich, Ealing and Croydon, pictured, all saw unrest.
Fire engulfed the Sony distribution centre in Enfield. Other parts of the country also saw disturbances, with problems in Liverpool, Bristol, Nottingham and Birmingham.
Scotland Yard says some 525 people have been arrested and more than 100 charged in relation to the ongoing riots.
Shops, homes, buses and cars were all set on fire while looting of shops such as this convenience store in Hackney continued.
Despite police calling for people to stay in their homes, some ventured out to the affected areas, such as here in Clapham Junction, to take in the damage.
Shopkeepers will be counting the cost of damage caused by looters, with many - like this pawn shop in Clapham Junction - having to replace several windows
Trouble first flared on Saturday after a peaceful protest in Tottenham over the fatal shooting of a man by police. Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson have cut short their holidays to deal with the continuing riots.
Police officers and firefighters struggled to cope with the extent of the trouble. Numerous properties and cars, such as this one in Croydon, were set alight.
Former London mayor and future mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone told the BBC that the anger was fuelled by disengagement. "There is a level of despair out there. We have got to have a government that speaks to the whole community, not just the layer at the top."
Roads in many localities were cordoned off and residents have fled their homes. Local people say they have been terrified by the violence that has broken out on their doorsteps.
Monday's first outbreak of violence happened at 16:20 BST in Hackney. The area's MP, Diane Abbott, said the riots were "terrifying" for the community. "It's appalling. These people are trashing their own community. I'm calling on parents and families to urge these people to come home. The looting has to stop."